There a way to capture the chapter marker time stamps en mass? I can locate them in the XML ("chapter-marker start="9926917/7500s") but they're useless for supplying the client the exact break position now that YouTube allows marking specific chapter times in the video. A few are easily notated by hand but when there're are 30 of the suckers it gets a bit tedious and there's a good chance of user error.
There a way to capture the chapter marker time stamps en mass? I can locate them in the XML ("chapter-marker start="9926917/7500s") but they're useless
This start="9926917/7500s" seems totally non-sensical. Does anyone have an idea where to start looking (already tried google) to understand what that start time could mean? I tried parsing my own Project export XML file and they seem so random -- I can't even detect a pattern. Even a Chapter Marker starting at the very beginning of my timeline says: start="9637/15s". Later Chapter Markers are sometimes smaller or larger than this one.
The reason why I'm asking... it would simply be nice to be able to custom parse out these FCP XML exports... plus the suggested solutions all have issues below, in my opinion.
- I tried this, but don't like having such a heavy plugin on my install of FCP. Seems to slow things down. I don't want this entire tool launching every time I open FCP... simply to generate YT chapters.
I guess you didn't get the FCP XML decoder ring with your purchase of FCP?
The timing attribute values used in FCP XML files are just rational numbers: numerator / denominator in seconds. It's a more precise way of presenting times than with a timecode stamp, especially if you consider that audio elements may have attributes with "sub-frame" values...
Regarding the issue of capturing chapter marker time stamps efficiently, have you considered using the tool mentioned earlier, 'Creator's Best Friend for FCP'? While it has limited reviews, it might be worth giving it a try since it specifically caters to Final Cut Pro users. Additionally, you can explore the option of using the online tool 'fcp2ytchapter.superd.org' as it offers a free solution for generating YouTube chapters. It's unfortunate that some of the suggested solutions have drawbacks or compatibility issues. Hopefully, one of these options will provide a suitable solution for your needs.
CBF tiz what I use for the problem that started this post and is frame accurate.Chapters are hit-or-miss in Resolve as it relates to poster frames unless I'm overlooking how to SET a poster frame in Davinci. Sometimes the frame hits and at other times not. Resorted to inserting chaps 4 frames downrange to make certain they populate the establishing frame needed.
FWIW - CommandPost 1.4.17 has been downloaded 7287 times, and across all versions, CommandPost has been downloaded 167,785 times. There's a LOT of people using CommandPost daily - and it shouldn't have any impact on Final Cut Pro performance.
CommandPost isn't a plugin. It's completely seperate and isolated from Final Cut Pro. CommandPost can't crash Final Cut Pro - they're independent apps.
The easiest way to export a list of markers is just use the "Export Timeline Index as CSV" action. It's fast and easy.
Some time ago I have created an XSL translation file which takes the FCPX XML exported project and creates HTML file with the chapter marker table and timings for use on Youtube and in DVD author.
Use it in MacOS terminal with xsltproc utility (replace yourchaptersfile.html with the name of your liiking for the output file and yourexportedproject.fcpxml with the actual name of your exported project file name):